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Fire officials: Tampa, Florida, mosque fire was arson

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An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said. The arson occurred at the Islamic Society of New Tampa, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said in a news release. Fire investigators responded at around 2 a.m. After gathering evidence, they determined the fire was intentionally set. No one was at the mosque when the fire started. “It is worrisome that our community has fallen victim of what appears to be another hate crime,” said…

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Atheists still pissed at Charlie Crist

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Earlier this week, I blogged and this site reported on an incident that occurred in Florida between an atheist, Michael Middlebrooks, and Charlie Crist: Where is the media coverage beyond the atheist Web Pages? Some atheists have stated a skeptical view of this incident without proof. As Hemant Mehta says in his Friendly Atheist Blog, “But you mean to tell me Crist — a Republican candidate for Senate — attacked someone he was talking to while on the campaign trail…

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